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Vivienne Arkell and Joanne Chapman with the support of their friends Tracy and Jason are walking the length of Great Britain to support education and build a better future for children in Nepal.

Since setting off from Lands End on April 1st, the team have overcome challenges, worn through the soles of numerous pairs of boots, and persevered through a good mixture of British weather including wild, wet and windy conditions but have nevertheless remained in good spirits and shown drive and determination to reach John o’Groats, covering 1,300 miles!

It was a pleasure for CITC trustees Mike and Sarah Hagen to join them on Sunday as they headed from Buxton to Birch Vale, even Scout the dog came to show her support.


Vivienne, who has been keeping a blog of the adventure (click here) explains how she was Insipred by Dawa Geljen Sherpa, founder of CITCNepal who, motivated by his own experience of having no school available in his hometown as a child, was determined to make a difference for others. His experiences have shaped CITCNepal’s aspirations to enable learning opportunities for children in some of the most remote and underprivileged parts of Nepal, to build schools in their own villages, keep families together and encourage children to stay in school for longer to achieve a brighter future and break the cycle of poverty.

Please visit Vivienne and Joanne’s fundraising pages to find out more and to support them in their journey by making a donation. Vivienne Joanne